By Pure Catskills on Monday, May. 7, 2012 - 1:03 pm
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Apr. 30, 2012 - 6:58 pm
The rolling landscape of upstate New York is a little more lush than the dry West Asian desert Camelus dromedarius is native to, but these guys don't seem to mind. Catskills Photography took this shot of camels grazing on emerald-green new spring grass in... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 27, 2012 - 4:02 pm
Photo of blossoms on a Pennsylvania apple tree, taken April 22 by Steve Guttman. An early, warm spring followed by many unseasonally cold nights has made this a challenging season for apple and other fruit growers across the Northeast. Photo published... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2012 - 5:49 pm
No, that's not the Shire -- it's the sun over Bovina Center this morning, illuminating farm fields that are already turning from gold to green in earnest. Photo by Christopher Mooney, shared in the Watershed Post's Flickr group pool. For a larger view,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Mar. 22, 2012 - 2:59 pm
Above: The Watershed Post's resident rooster, Wellington. He's good company out here in rural Delaware County, but we're guessing he wouldn't fit in too well in your average tiny Kingston backyard. Photo by Lissa Harris. Looks like the urban-farming... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Mar. 15, 2012 - 3:53 pm
Born to depreciate. Photo by Flickr user Benjamin Golub; published under Creative Commons license. Q: How is a milk cow like a fax machine? A: She can be written off as a business expense. And under a new federal law proposed by U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Mar. 1, 2012 - 6:44 pm
Above: Jake and Karen Fairbairn in Lazy Crazy Acres's mobile kitchen-on-wheels. Photo courtesy of Lazy Crazy Acres. The Lazy Crazy Acres recipe for ice cream is deceptively simple: Start with a cow. Meet small-batch gelato makers, dairy farmers, and... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 - 2:38 pm
In the LA Times today (and other papers across the country) is a feature story about how the hot-button issue of hydraulic fracturing is dividing neighbor from neighbor in upstate New York. And brother from brother: Reporter Neela Banerjee illustrates... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 - 1:11 pm
Photo by Flickr user Darwin Bell. Published under Creative Commons license. We've noticed a bunch of interesting job postings cropping up lately in the world of local food and restaurants. (Does this bode well for the local food economy? Impossible to say... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 - 11:34 am
Photo: Jacob Heymann Butcher Shop, 345 Sixth Avenue, New York City. Taken in 1938 by WPA photographer Berenice Abbott. Source: Flickr. Local farmer Shannon Hayes, who raises grass-fed pigs, cows, sheep and chickens at Sap Bush Hollow Farm in West Fulton,... Read more


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